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Seven years in, Kickstarter hits 100,000 successfully funded campaigns

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Kickstarter has just reached 100,000 successfully funded campaigns. That’s not bad going considering the crowdfunding site’s only been around since 2009.

With all manner of projects from the weird to the wonderful, the platform has given hope and help to creators all over the world as they strive to make a success of their extraordinary (and sometimes not so extraordinary) ideas.

On Monday night, “an inspired and visually striking photography project called Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars became the 100,000th project to be successfully funded with Kickstarter,” the Brooklyn-based startup announced in a blog post. “Using a system that didn’t exist just seven years ago, photographer Adriana Groisman and 282 of her supporters pushed another creative idea one step closer to reality.”

The company said that while it still takes “tremendous courage to step out on a limb, and try to create something entirely new,” it believes “the state of creativity is more encouraging than ever.”

To mark the milestone, the Kickstarter team also posted 100 trivia notes about the site. For example, those 100,000 projects were funded by just over 9 million backers. One creator has had success funding a staggering 94 projects via Kickstarter – that’s getting for an average of one a month since the site launched. Linking in to that, another 8,538 creators have funded more than one project via Kickstarter. The platform has even helped one filmmaker to an Oscar, and seen the results of 15 projects earn Grammy nominations. Many of the listed stats are as bizarre as some of the site’s projects – you can read the full list here.

Of course, a fair few projects never get off the ground, and some big ones even burn the fingers of backers, but overall Kickstarter seems to be in a good place, with creators and funders alike continuing to meet on the platform to help bring all manner of ideas to life.

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